Saturday, January 29, 2011


Cholesterol is one of the chemical compound, which is produced by the human body, it is an important component for the producing of bile acid, vitamin D etc. Cholesterol builds cell membranes and some hormones too, Around 78% of the cholesterol of the body is produced by the main part of human body which is Liver while the other 22% comes from the diet which we take.
Cholesterol is mostly found in the meat, fish, dairy products like butter and oil made products, if the level of cholesterol in human body increases from a certain limit than it is the major cause of heart diseases,

Levels For Cholesterol :

There are two main levels of cholesterol one is Low Density Lipoprotein and the other one is High Density Lipoprotein. In which LDL is considered as the "bad cholesterol", where as HDL is considered as "good cholesterol".

Cholesterol Testing :

It is advised that a person should check his/her cholesterol once in a year, the good cholesterol ranges from 120-200 mg/dl and if a person has level 240 mg/dl, then he/she is at severe risk of stroke or heart disease.

Precautions For Cholesterol :

The level of cholesterol must be retained and must be checked periodically from the laboratories, and regular exercise is needed to control it, the patients of heart much avoid it by regular exercise and eating food with less cholesterol.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Shingles is a viral disease also known as deadly or harming skin rash. It happens in one part of the body and chickenpox and shingles both causes by the same virus. This virus is known as varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and can be found in the family of viruses. This virus lives dormant in the nervous system of an human being after an individual has chickenpox, this virus never completely removed from the body as well. When someone have stress, immune deficiency (like AIDS) or cancer, this virus reactivates it selves and causes shingles. The risk of developing shingles is more in anyone who has had chickenpox in the past 6 months, although it is more common in people with the age of 55+ years. It has been estimated that millions of people have shingles each year in the United States only.

Symptoms of Shingles :

The patient feels deadly pain and sensitive skin several weeks or days before a rash is visible. These rashes usually come up with small blisters on a red base, with new blisters continuing to form three to five days. The blisters follow the path of individual nerves exiting the spinal cord in a "ray-like distribution (called a dermatomal pattern) and appear in a model of band-like area of skin. In general, only one nerve level is involved. In rare cases, more than one nerve will be involved. Eventually, the blisters pop, and the region begins to ooze. The affected areas will then crust over and heal. The duration of the epidemic can take three to four weeks from beginning to end. Occasionally, the pain will be present but the blisters may not appear. This can be a very confusing because of local pain.

Treatment Of Shingles :

The patient of shingles is given antivirals and pain relieving medicines, doctors advices patients to clean the affected area with a good soap and mineral water as well, healing and cooling powders and lotions are also advised.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Pneumonia is the name of infection which is of one lung sometime or can be of both lungs of a human body too, it is usually caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. Before the discovery of antibiotics, almost one third of all persons who developed pneumonia died from this infection. Currently, more than 2.5 million people faces pneumonia every year in the United States only. More than half a million of these people are admitted to hospitals for treatment of this infection. Although most of these people recover, approximately 4% die from pneumonia whose cannot got healed. Pneumonia is the 6th highest leading cause of deaths in the USA.

Symptoms Of Pneumonia :

Most people who develop pneumonia first symptoms of a cold (upper respiratory tract infection, eg, sneezing, sore throat and cough), which are then followed by high fever (sometimes up 104 ° F), chills and a cough with sputum production. The sputum is usually discolored and sometimes bloody. Depending on the location of the infection, some symptoms are more likely to develop with in the body.

Diagnosis Of Pneumonia :

The diagnosis of this disease starts when doctor checks the lungs of infected body with the stethoscope and listen some odd sounds from the infected part, in the first stage Chest X-ray is advised to the infected person, then doctors take blood tests of the person because they can show a hint by checking white blood cells of the person.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Asthma in Children

Nobody really knows why children are increasingly developing asthma. Experts suggest that children are exposed to more allergens such as dust, air pollution and secondhand smoke. All these factors are triggers of asthma. It seems that an immune system disorder where the body fails to produce enough protective antibodies may play a role in causing asthma.

Signs and Symptoms Of Asthma :

Signs and symptoms of Asthma in children includes.

Frequent coughing that can occur while playing at night, or laughing. It is important to know that cough may be present only symptom, Less energy during play, rapid breathing, complaint of chest tightness, wheezing (wheezing) when breathing in or out, See-saw motions (retractions) in the chest labored breathing, shortness of breath, loss of breath, tight neck muscles of the chest and Feelings of weakness or fatigue

Keep in mind that not all children have the same symptoms of asthma, and these symptoms can vary from one asthma episode to the next episode in the same child. Note also that all wheezing or coughing is caused by asthma.

In children under 5 years, the most common cause of asthma-like symptoms is upper respiratory viral infections such as colds.

Treatment Of Asthma :

Based on the story of your child and the severity of asthma, your doctor will develop a care plan, called a "plan of action against asthma." The action plan describes when asthma and how your child should use asthma medication cons, what to do when asthma worsens, and when to seek emergency care for your child. Make sure you understand the plan and ask the doctor your child any questions you may have.

Plan your child against asthma action is important to successfully control his asthma. Keep handy to remind you of the daily life of your child asthma management plan and to guide you through your child develops symptoms of asthma.

In addition to following the plan of your child's asthma action you want to make sure exposure to asthma triggers is limited, and preferably avoided.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain which is also known as stomach pain, it may be one of the symptoms that is associated with transient disorders or sometimes serious illness. Which makes a definitive diagnosis of this particular abdominal pain and can be difficult because many diseases can cause this symptom. Abdominal pain is a common problem. In most cases, the cause is benign and / or self-limited, but more serious causes may require urgent intervention.
It usually occurs in the children with the age of 5-20,

Causes Of Abdominal Pain :

Abdominal pain is the pain which is often caused by inflammation by stretching or expansion of an organ (eg, swelling of the liver with hepatitis), or loss of blood supply to an organ.

Treatment Of Abdominal Pain :

The basic treatment of abdominal pain are the blood tests , x-rays, computed tomography, ultrasounds etc.


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